Class of 2016

100% pass rate on AANP national certification exam!

Advanced Pharmacology CE

Meets requirements set forth by
for 2017 license renewal
Eight week, asynchronous online courses starting Nov 1

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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Advanced Practice

BSN to DNP, MSN included

Class of 2016 100% pass rate on AANP certification exam.

The FNP major prepares the graduate to assume a role as an advanced practice nurse. The coursework prepares the student to sit for a national certification exam from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program (AANPCP) to become a family nurse practitioner (Otterbein has consistently achieved an exceptional FNP pass rate). When all requirements for certification are achieved, the student will be awarded the Master of Science in Nursing degree to begin practice prior to completing the final scholarly project.

Our curriculum is designed with a core online component, and a science core comprised of advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology. We value offering you the opportunity to practice advanced assessment and procedures/skills in our on campus lab. The clinical component is comprised of courses in wellness, acute/common illnesses, complex/chronic illnesses for adult, women and child populations. Clinical courses (600 clinical hours) are precepted by a nurse practitioner or physician in your community arranged by the student in collaboration with nursing faculty.

Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP, MSN included)

Applications for admission will be reviewed once per year by the Nursing Admissions Review Committee. The most qualified applicants will be selected on a space-available basis. It may be necessary for some students to take undergraduate courses to meet prerequisites of selected graduate courses.

Candidates that do not meet all the admission criteria, but who wish to be considered for admission must submit a petition requesting special consideration along with their application materials.

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